History of your Surname
Get access to Haffer family records.Start a free trial

Haffer Family History

Haffer Name Meaning

German: from the Middle High German personal name Haffer, reduced form of Hadufrid, composed of the Germanic elements hadu ‘battle’ and fridu ‘peace’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Huffer, Hafner, Hauter, Jaffer, Hafer, Hainer, Taffe, Halder, Laufer

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Haffer family from?

You can see how Haffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haffer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Haffer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Haffer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Haffer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haffer. 23% of Haffer men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Haffer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haffer were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

View Census data for Haffer | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Haffer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Haffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Haffer

Passenger Lists

There are 527 immigration records available for the last name Haffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Haffer immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 621 military records available for the last name Haffer. For the veterans among your Haffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Haffer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Haffer family history.

Discover More

What is the average Haffer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Haffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Haffer in 1959 was 50, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haffer

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Haffer family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial